Vama Veche Vacation Packages
Vama Veche has long been known as a counter-culture resort due to its bohemian vibe, nudist beaches and music festival. Droves of backpackers stay at the hostels and budget hotels near the shore or camp on the sand. Its hippy atmosphere has inspired petitions to fight against the growing trend of luxury hotels and businesses. Enjoy the alternative lifestyle as you meander past colorful seaside tents.
Watch local fishermen at work, bringing home their daily catch. Meet backpackers consisting of rockers, goths and bohemians. Spiritual intent has long been synonymous with Vama Veche, as it stood against Romania’s communist regime for decades.
Hang out at a bar or restaurant facing the Black Sea. Dive in the sea with a tour operator, and purchase hamsii (anchovy) for a taste of local cuisine.
Watch the sunset and enjoy the change in mood as day becomes night. Sit with your new friends near a fire with a few beers and some wine while listening to crashing waves. Outdoor bars and restaurants vibrate at night with flashing lights and roaring music.
Use the commune as a base to explore nearby caves, lake and villages. Head north to beaches along the coast. Visit during the week to avoid crowds.
The area’s name means “Old Border Checkpoint,” in reference to its proximity to Bulgaria. The region’s ownership moved between the two countries several times.
The village in the commune of Limanu is the southernmost resort of Romania, just a 5-minute drive north of the Bulgarian border. The capital city of Bucharest is a 130-mile (210-kilometer) journey northwest. Fly to Mihail Kogălniceanu International Airport and rent a car for the 55-mile (88-kilometer) journey south along the coast, past Constanta, Eforie and Mangalia.
Vama Veche is a great place for backpackers, with tents and bonfires on the beach replacing the usual hotels and large businesses.
Accommodation in Vama Veche
Although Expedia's booking website doesn't feature any hotels in Vama Veche, it does have listings in Saturn, which is located 5 miles away. The Hotel Saturn and the Balada are among the higher ranking options here. Some more budget-friendly Saturn accommodations include the Hora and the Hotel Cerna.